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36. ille finis Appio alienae personae ferendae1 fuit. suo iam inde vivere ingenio coepit novosque collegas, iam priusquam inirent magistratum, in suos mores formare. [2] cottidie coibant remotis arbitris; inde impotentibus instructi consiliis, quae secreto ab aliis coquebant, iam haud dissimulando superbiam, rari aditus, conloquentibus difficiles, ad idus Maias [p. 118] rem perduxere. [3] idus tum Maiae sollemnes ineundis2 magistratibus erant. inito igitur magistratu3 primum honoris diem denuntiatione ingentis terroris insignem fecere. nam cum ita priores decemviri servassent ut unus fasces haberet et hoc insigne regium in orbem, suam cuiusque vicem, per omnes iret, subito omnes cum duodenis fascibus prodiere. [4] centum viginti lictores forum impleverant et cum fascibus secures inligatas praeferebant; nec attinuisse demi securem, cum sine provocatione creati essent, interpretabantur. [5] decem regum species erat multiplicatusque terror non infimis solum sed primoribus patrum, ratis caedis causam ac principium quaeri, ut si quis memorem libertatis vocem aut in senatu aut in populo4 misisset statim virgae securesque etiam ad ceterorum metum expedirentur. [6] nam praeterquam quod in populo nihil erat praesidii sublata provocatione, intercessionem quoque consensu sustulerant, cum priores decemviri appellatione collegae corrigi reddita ab se iura tulissent et quaedam, quae sui iudicii videri possent, ad populum reiecissent. aliquamdiu aequatus inter omnes terror fuit; [7] paulatim totus vertere in plebem coepit. abstinebatur a patribus; in humiliores libidinose crudeliterque [p. 120] consulebatur. hominum, non causarum toti erant, ut apud5 quos gratia vim aequi haberet. [8] iudicia domi conflabant, pronuntiabant in foro. si quis collegam appellasset, ab eo ad quem venerat ita discedebat ut paeniteret non prioris decreto stetisse. [9] opinio etiam sine auctore exierat non in praesentis modo temporis eos iniuriam conspirasse, sed foedus clandestinum inter ipsos iure iurando ictum, ne comitia haberent perpetuoque decemviratu possessum semel obtinerent imperium.

1 A.U.C. 304

2 A.U.C. 304

3 Inito igitur magistratu Madvig (after Duker): initio igitur magistratus ω.

4 in populo ς: in populum ω.

5 A.U.C. 304

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